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Trained as an art historian, my love for modern design and traditional craft techniques led me to the fields of quilt pattern and textile design. My husband and two young sons keep me happy, busy, ...

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(7) Name: 'Quilting : Apiary

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic sewing; quilting layering, basting, and binding

Pattern Description:

Humming bees hover around their hive and dandelion patch in this fusible applique quilt. Complete instructions include directions for a matching pillow.

Directions are given for finishing raw-edge appliques with embroidery, and a bonus stitch guide illustrates two useful hand stitching techniques. Full size applique templates with printing instructions are also included.

I made this quilt in answer to my oldest son's request for a quilt that featured "bumble bees, dandelions, and a bee hive." He loves it, and I hope you do too!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 55" X 70"


  • Quilt appliques: (2) fat quarters yellow and white prints
  • Quilt appliques: (4) fat or long quarters light blue, light grey, medium grey, and dark grey prints
  • Quilt background: 1 3/4 yds. 90"+ premium muslin
  • Quilt backing: 4 yds. coordinating fabric
  • Quilt batting: 1 3/4 yds. 90"+ wide batting (twin size)
  • Quilt binding: 1 yd. (for 3" wide bias-cut strips)
  • Double-sided light-weight fusible web: 2 1/2 yds.

You Will Also Need:

  • 6-stranded cotton embroidery floss to match each applique fabric
  • Computer printer, 8 1/2" X 11" copy paper, and tape for printing applique templates

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